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New biology resources debut on Khan Academy

2015-10-05 16:19:05 GMT

We’re excited to share that, with support from the Amgen Foundation, we’re making lots of new videos, articles, and quizzes to help students taking biology courses at the AP and introductory college levels. Several areas of biology are already complete, and we’ll continue adding more throughout this school year and beyond.

Here’s a more detailed list of the biology topics we’ve revamped so far:

Chemistry of life
Water, acids, and bases
Properties of carbon
Macromolecules
Structure of a cell
Membranes and transport
Cellular and molecular biology
Energy and enzymes

In addition to funding from the Amgen Foundation, scientists from the foundation’s parent company, the biotechnology firm Amgen, are volunteering their time to provide expert quality reviews of our new biology resources to ensure they’re top-notch. “Khan Academy has shown how to leverage technology to put an excellent education in the hands of every student,” says Eduardo Cetlin, president, Amgen Foundation. “We are proud to support Khan Academy in the development and launch of this exciting new biology content and hope these resources will help nurture, engage and inspire many future scientists in the U.S. and across the globe!”

We’re super lucky to have Emily Abrash on our team to lead all of this new biology work. Emily joined us after completing a PhD in biology at Stanford, where she was a biology teaching assistant. Emily also just so happens to be an intrepid cyclist who bikes dozens of miles to work each day!

Stay tuned for updates on new content in other subjects. There’s way more coming soon!